Analyses & Assessments

Peru: Tarnished Gold Analyses & Assessments

Peru: Tarnished Gold

With soaring demand and indispensability of gold to industry, Peru, the sixth-largest producer in the world, struggles to keep the supply legitimate.

ISIS – On a Comeback Analyses & Assessments

ISIS – On a Comeback

Exploiting the weakened security environment in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has begun to reassert. Can the genie be...

Europe - Pax Americana vs Pax Sinica Analyses & Assessments

Europe - Pax Americana vs Pax Sinica

Compelled to take a side in the US-China faceoff, its own unity in disarray, Europe is at a crossroad. Can it chart a safe route out of the gathering...

The ‘Right’ Politics Analyses & Assessments

The ‘Right’ Politics

Right-wing political parties are now dominating the political space across the globe. Is this the new normal signalling the demise of liberal...

China Cables: De-radicalisation or More Analyses & Assessments

China Cables: De-radicalisation or More

The so-called Chinese cables are said to give a key-hole view of the 're-education camps' in Xinjiang. Is this the panacea for radicalisation?

The Middle East -Reviving Europe’s Role Analyses & Assessments

The Middle East -Reviving Europe’s Role

Europe is steadily losing relevance in the dynamic political landscape of the Middle East. Can it arrest this trend?

Disinvestment - Going Private Analyses & Assessments

Disinvestment - Going Private

Public sector undertakings (PSUs), including profitable ones, are up for sale to generate revenue. Is this visionary prudence or short-term juggling?

Hafiz Saeed Jailed: Bending to Pressure Analyses & Assessments

Hafiz Saeed Jailed: Bending to Pressure

Conviction of Hafiz Saeed just before FATF review has raised eyebrows. Is the terror infrastructure under dismantlement, or is it a tactical ploy?

Brexit Accomplished? Analyses & Assessments

Brexit Accomplished?

Despite two general elections, the future of the UK remains a quagmire. What has been achieved, and what does the future hold for the former empire?

Indo-US Trade & Defence Agreement Analyses & Assessments

Indo-US Trade & Defence Agreement

With the US President’s visit, will India and US conclude the long-overdue deals?

The Locust Locomotion-Generational Foes Analyses & Assessments

The Locust Locomotion-Generational Foes

Despite plaguing mankind since time immemorial, human ingenuity has failed to create a defining solution. Do we need to relook at our counter-...

ZBNF and Resilient Food Systems Analyses & Assessments

ZBNF and Resilient Food Systems

Will Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) provide a holistic alternative to chemical-based agriculture and create resilient food systems.

Defence Budget-Dwindling Share of Pie Analyses & Assessments

Defence Budget-Dwindling Share of Pie

Defence Budget 2020-21 with a 9.4% growth, translates into an increase of Rs. 40,367 crores. How would this affect India’s defence preparedness?

One Nation One Ration Card-Digitalising PDS Analyses & Assessments

One Nation One Ration Card-Digitalising PDS

One Nation One Ration Card (ONRC) is set to digitalise the Public Distribution System (PDS). Can it stem the systematic leakages and corruption?

Global Inequality: Rising Tide Analyses & Assessments

Global Inequality: Rising Tide

With the world’s richest 1% (worth more than $1 million) owning 45% of the entire wealth, Global Inequality is out of control. Can the Gini...

Bodo Accord-Dawn of a New Start  Analyses & Assessments

Bodo Accord-Dawn of a New Start

The Tripartite Bodo Agreement endeavors to fulfill political, social and economic aspirations. Will it be the new norm for bringing peace in NE India?

Huawei- Caught in the Cross Fire Analyses & Assessments

Huawei- Caught in the Cross Fire

Huawei has reported buoyant sales in 2019 despite US efforts to undermine its global market presence. Will US trade sanctions enervate the Chinese...

Future of Security-Afghanistan Analyses & Assessments

Future of Security-Afghanistan

An unstable Afghanistan is a threat to peace. During Synergia Conclave, Nirupama Rao spoke about India's options in post-US Afghanistan.

Qassem Soleimani- Predictable Surprises Analyses & Assessments

Qassem Soleimani- Predictable Surprises

The targeted assassination of Qassem Soleimani will continue to reverberate from Teheran to Washington. What will be the unintended consequences of...

Coronavirus - Epidemic or a Pandemic Analyses & Assessments

Coronavirus - Epidemic or a Pandemic

A new virus that has gained traction in China has begun a global spread, and the world is now alarmed.